Black or White?

Skyhook

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100% subjective here: I find black guitars with white pickguards, especially Strats and Teles to be frightfully
boring to look at. A black pickguard would remedy that at least a little bit.

I'm more of a "vibrant color kinda guy" myself so you'd probably do better heeding the advice of those who
are fond of black musical instruments(like my dad was).

Anyway, that's my 2c.
 

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Why not chrome?
That was a consideration when building the guitar, I may revisit the idea.
I was originally looking for a silver plastic pickguard that looks like the one on my Gretsch. I think they are clear and painted on the underside. Couldn't really find one tho
 

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100% subjective here: I find black guitars with white pickguards, especially Strats and Teles to be frightfully
boring to look at. A black pickguard would remedy that at least a little bit.

I'm more of a "vibrant color kinda guy" myself so you'd probably do better heeding the advice of those who
are fond of black musical instruments(like my dad was).

Anyway, that's my 2c.
Yeah, I know the white pickguard is the traditional "tuxedo" look for a Custom, and its a good look, but its so common. Not sure tort is what I want, and I don't think mint would look right either, I dislike pearloid altogether, so not a whole lot of options left
 

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Yeah, I know the white pickguard is the traditional "tuxedo" look for a Custom, and its a good look, but its so common. Not sure tort is what I want, and I don't think mint would look right either, I dislike pearloid altogether, so not a whole lot of options left
Gold and Chrome have been suggested in the replies also. Both go very well with black.
 

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Your neck pickup’s screwed into the body, man. Go crazy and play dress-up as you see fit.

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I'm anal, so I like the matching aspect of the white pickguard. It extends/reinforces the "theme" of the fretboard dots. It would be perfect if there was some element of white or black, or both, on the headstock, also- makes the entire guitar finish more visually unified, you know, like the whole thing is a single unit.
 

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I'm anal, so I like the matching aspect of the white pickguard. It extends/reinforces the "theme" of the fretboard dots. It would be perfect if there was some element of white or black, or both, on the headstock, also- makes the entire guitar finish more visually unified, you know, like the whole thing is a single unit.
It's a little hard to tell from my pics, but it is a double bound body. The wite pickguard kinda goes nice with the binding, but I also like the white bevel on the black one too.
 




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